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Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

"I'd have to say that I've been asked to share this chocolaty layered her recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime favorite of our three daughters. How many times we've all made these, I can't count. -- Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia"
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45 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Spread over bars immediately. Chill.

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I made these last weekend for our church. I have already had request for the recipe. Next time I will not try to spread the marshmallows, mine seemed to stick togather. They were just fine bef...

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I'm not an expert chef, but I could NOT get the top to turn out right! It was too thick and wouldn't spread. :(

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I made these last weekend for our church. I have already had request for the recipe. Next time I will not try to spread the marshmallows, mine seemed to stick togather. They were just fine bef...

These are GREAT!!! I took them to some friends and every one went nuts over them!! Try putting a little bit of butter on your knife and pat the marshmallows instead of trying to spread them. A s...

When my friend made these as part of my Christmas present, I thought they were some of the best bars I'd ever eaten! When I made them, however, they were pretty sub-par. I was so disappointed....

I just made these as a trial run for a Christmas cookie exchange and I loved them! I am definitely making these again! Spreading the marshmallows was a little bit challenging but the chocolate...

I have made this slightly easier. I used a box brownie mix instead for the cake layer and baked as directed minus a couple minutes. While the brownie was cooling I took 40 big marshmallows and...

Excellent Bars!! And if you are lazy like me you can substitute the cake layer with a boxed brownie mix. Both ways are absolutely delicious!

Mmmm...these were so yummy. I'm not a big peanut butter fan, so I substituted Hershey's Cinnamon Chips and the smell was HEAVENLY. I love how the crispy top layer tasted with the mashmallow. I ...

These are wonderful. It took me a while to find this recipe after tasting these at a party that was catered. I would eat the whole pan if I hadn't given them away. But everyone was so gratefu...

Pretty good, although the base was a little more cakey and not as chocolatey as I expected. I would recommend using a brownie base instead. The topping was fantastic!